December 16th, 2013
I was not even born when the Poteau Pirates lost the Class B title game to Fairview in 1946. I was 2 years old when the Pirates were defeated by Sayre in 1950 Class B title game.
My mother was also a Pirate fan, and she told me everything she remembered about both games, and I have always wanted to see the Pirates play in the game for the gold ball. I had that chance Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Pirates played for their first state football title in 63 years Saturday at OSU against the top-ranked Anadarko Warriors.
WILBURTON â€” The Spiro Bulldogs used their athleticism to claw the Red Oak Eagles 50-39 in the title game of the Wilburton Tournament on Friday night at the Wilburton Gym.
The Poteau Lady Pirates suffered their first defeat of the season in the game prior, losing 55-42 in the girls title game to the Red Oak Lady Eagles to come in second place.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs claimed third place by handling the host Lady Diggers 44-30.
The Howe Lions repeated as Green Valley Conference Tournament champions, beating another group of Lions from Keota 69-39 Saturday night in the title game at the Panama High School Gym.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs won the girls title after beating the Panama Lady Razorbacks 63-58 Saturday night on the Lady â€™Backs floor after knocking off tournament host Bokoshe 69-40 Friday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse in one semifinal. Panama upset Howe 53-50 in the game after the Arkoma-Bokoshe game.
Tonight will be the final performance of Poteau First Assembly's "Our Family Christmas: Rooms for Rent," an original tragicomedy written especially for the holiday season.
"Our Family Christmas: Rooms for Rent," is a non-traditional church Christmas play. Although it is set during Christmas and includes a Christmas â€śmessage,â€ť the play focuses primarily on modern, â€śreal lifeâ€ť family issues, which include both moments of hilarity and sobering dysfunction.
CHRISTMAS CAROLERS â€” The preschool students who attend class at the Poteau First United Methodist Church sing â€śAway in a Mangerâ€ť for workers and customers Thursday morning at The Community State Bank in Poteau.
PDN photo by David Seeley
A Spiro woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend during an argument with a knife he had gifted her for her birthday.
According to the affidavit, LeFlore County Deputy Rebecca Hendrix was dispatched to the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center emergency room on Dec. 11, to investigate a domestic abuse claim. According to his statement to Hendrix, stabbing victim Richard Edwards claimed that his girlfriend, Blinda Davis, 40, of Spiro, allegedly stabbed him.
Despite getting 12 points from Breonna Johnson, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 60-54 loss to the Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College Lady Ravens on Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A 45-24 second half proved to be the difference for the Coffeyville Ravens in their 78-46 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings to complete the sweep for the Kansans.
HARTFORD, Ark. â€” After more than a week off due to weather problems, the Leflore High School basketball teams return to action victorious on Thursday night with a road sweep over Hartford. The Lady Savages beat Hartford 48-20, while the Savages posted a 60-44 victory.
BATTIEST â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams returned to action after more than a week off due to weather issues, but did so with wins Thursday night.
The Bulldogs were too much for the homestanding Battiest Panthers 64-37, while the Lady Bulldogs beat the Lady Panthers 45-28.